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Andrews Kurth Urges 5th Circ. To Toss Oil Well IP Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (April 17, 2012, 6:36 PM EDT) -- Andrews Kurth LLP urged the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday to dismiss remaining malpractice claims brought by two former Lufkin Industries employees alleging the firm conspired to deprive them of their rights to two inventions, arguing the firm owed a duty to Lufkin, not the individual plaintiffs.

Andrews Kurth claims U.S. District Harry Lee Hudspeth erred when he ruled that a deceleration of power of attorney signed by plaintiffs Ken Nolen and Sam Gibbs in 2004 extends to them an attorney-client relationship beyond the firm's duty to...
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